Astroparticle Physics

Astroparticle Physics studies the particles coming from the Cosmos in order to investigate both the Cosmos and the particles. The group at IFIC participates in the neutrino telescopes ANTARES and KM3NeT. The former is installed at a depth of 2500 metres in the Mediterranean seabed in the coast near Toulon, France, and it has been in operation since 2008. The latter, KM3NeT, will also be deployed in the Mediterranean Sea and will have a effective detection volume of several kilometres cube.